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Our Placerville dentists often get questions about dental matters. Here is the answer to a question about tooth piercing.

Placerville Oral Surgery Questions Answered

Surgery — it's a frightening word for some. Nevertheless, oral surgery is often needed to restore dental health. When you're the patient, you probably will have questions, so our local Placerville dentists want to answer some of those that are frequently asked. When does the Placerville Dental...

You don't have to live with bad breath.

Fight Bad Breath With Food

Eating garlic, curry, onions and other strongly flavored foods means that powerful scents are going to stick around. But just as there are foods that ruin your breath, there are also foods that make your breath fresher! The following foods not only help you improve...

Full Mouth Restoration

A Good Dentist Is Not Hard To Find

If you need a service done, say repairs on your house, many of us ask people we trust or go to an online review site to see what other customers think. One thing most favorable reviews mention is the reasonable cost of the service. Likewise,...

Our Placerville dentists perform root canals to save infected teeth.

How to Know You Need a Root Canal

Last summer, we discussed why root canal therapy is beneficial for patients who need it. The chief reason is that living with toothache pain is awful for the person suffering from it. Often, the only cure for this pain and suffering is a root canal....

Kissing can be good for us, but also brings risks. Improve the one and control the other.

Pucker Up!

Kissing and Oral Health Human lips are uniquely designed to kiss and we often kiss our loved ones without a second thought. The lips contain some of the most sensitive nerve endings in our bodies, triggering unique chemical responses when we kiss that special someone. When...

An impacted wisdom tooth damages its neighbor from below.

When to Extract Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth come in last, between 17-25 years of age. If there is enough space in the jaw for these third molars, you can make full use of them. On the other hand, they may be impacted, squeezed beneath the second molars, leading to pain...

All ages, and especially the elderly, benefit from dental implants.

Implant Dentures and Sleep Apnea

Many denture patients wish they still had their natural teeth. Dentures represent a big improvement over diseased and painful teeth, and are better than no teeth at all, but there are limitations to what dentures can do when compared to real teeth. Many denture patients...

Oral cysts are often discovered during routine dental exams.

Placerville Oral Cancer Screening

Why do our Placerville dentists perform an oral cancer screening at every routine dental exam? Because cancer screening is easy to do, painless and can save your life! With some simple steps and understanding about the risks for oral cancer, our Placerville Dental Group patients...

Braces

If You Wear Braces…

Braces aren’t just for children and teenagers anymore! The Placerville Dental Group says it’s never too late to improve your oral health and get the extra confidence that comes from having a bright smile made up of straight teeth. If you are interested in orthodontic...

Toothbrushes are inexpensive in Placerville and should be used a minimum of twice daily.

Dental Basics: A Clean Toothbrush

During cold and flu season, germs are everywhere. It’s nearly impossible to avoid becoming ill at least once in awhile, but you can still do your best to avoid danger from ordinary household items. If not cared for properly, one of the worst culprits can...